Teachers and school leaders dealing with violent students have been left feeling undermined and disrespected as a result of the department’s model of maximising student learning days and the proposed behaviour reviews.
May Council was the first meeting for the new term of elected Council Representatives, and ballots were conducted for 12 members of QTU Executive, two Trustees and one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander member of Executive.
State Council confirmed the appointment of two new QTU Officers. Anthony Luck was appointed as the QTU’s new Legal/Industrial Officer. Caleb Rook was appointed as the QTU’s Metropolitan Central Organiser.
Following the release of the CPI figures for the March quarter, the cost of living adjustment (COLA) payment is to be paid at the capped rate of 3 per cent.
On Friday 5 May, the QTU received notification that the Memorandum of Agreement – Temporary State School Teachers and Instrumental Music Instructors (the MOA), more commonly referred to as the Temporary to Permanent MOA had been terminated.
Among the highlights of the recent federal budget were the welcome spirit of collaboration between the Commonwealth and the states and territories in the negotiations for the next national skills agreement, and the Albanese government’s commitment to TAFE.
Labour Day 2023 was, quite simply, a stunner. Right across the state, members gathered under blue-sky days, flanked by friends, family, and a number of well-groomed dogs.
Early responses from QTU membership engagement are clear on the need for fresh, new thinking with respect to resourcing models that better meet the emerging needs and ever-changing complexities of school communities.
The introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) platforms like Chat GPT has had an impact on teaching and learning practices within schools, and upon education leaders, teachers, and students.
Why does the QTU have so many members. “Because we are the industrial and professional voice to the teaching profession in state schools and TAFE”, and “our volunteer Workplace Representatives and Officers do outstanding work with and for members, winning every day”.
Phase 2 of the QLearn implementation has now begun. This phase features the creation of additional templates for QLearn courses, including additional multi-age exemplars, and a dedicated QLearn EDTV.
Since the 1970s, Queensland has led the way in providing an in-depth study of music for children in classrooms across the state through the delivery of our world-class instrumental music programs.
All workers have the right to a safe and healthy work environment. This includes schools and other Department of Education workplaces. It really is that simple.
Wednesday 28 June will mark one year since the Senior Guidance Officer (SGO) position was fully transitioned into the Teachers’ Award – State (TA-state).
The QTU has a long-standing tradition of supporting and investing in new educators. The QTU New Educators Network (NEN) program first began in 2012; since then more than 140 new educators have participated and benefited.
There has been an increase in the number of queries the QTU is receiving regarding transfers. Although the process is not new to our members, it is important to understand which mechanisms and transfer types apply to you.
QTU TAFE Executive member Scott Green reports back on events at the 2023 AEU National TAFE Council AGM in Melbourne.
The QTU has a proud history of standing up for the public provision of vocational education and training in Queensland. We recognise the calling of our members who are teachers, trainers and assessors, education leaders and more.
When I was outed in my first year of teaching, I cried. I didn’t cry because I was ashamed of my sexual orientation. I cried because being a first-year teacher is hard, and this was just another thing I had to process.
Since 2019, the Queensland Teachers’ Union and the Alberta Teachers’ Association have been engaged in a program of professional learning, cooperation and assistance. This year, the QTU delegation was hosted in Edmonton, Alberta.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s code of practice on “Managing the risk of psychosocial hazards at work” provides guidance on how to manage hazards.
Each year on 28 April, the Union movement worldwide stops for International Workers Memorial Day. The theme for the day is “Remember the dead, Fight for the living”.
While the school year is usually 40 weeks long, every now and then there has to be a 41-week year, and the next one is in 2024.
The Uluru Statement from the Heart calls for Voice, Treaty, and Truth, and specifically, a Makarrata Commission.
Each year, the AEU Federal Conference provides delegates with the opportunity to discuss the different issues currently facing the education profession in Australia.
Queensland’s Work and Health Safety regime is about to collide with the infamous section 32 (5) of the Worker’s Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (WC Act).
A newly digitised State Library of Queensland collection follows the adventures of three pioneering teachers from the same family during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
"I was recently told that volunteering is equivalent to philanthropy. But what is a volunteer?"